"Made for Love" is a drama and romance starring Leatrice Joy and featuring Snitz Edwards, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. Leatrice Joy plays a young woman on a visit in Egypt, where her archaeologist fiance (Edmund Burns) digs for ancient artifacts. She becomes increasingly unhappy after discovering that he dedicates all his time to relics and pays no attention to her.As Edmund Burns gets closer to the treasures of an ancient pyramid, a gang of locals is determined to stop him. ... Topics: Leatrice Joy, Snitz Edwards, Cecil B. DeMille, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film,...
"Man's Genesis", A Psychological Comedy Founded on Darwin's Theory of the Genesis of Man, is a short prehistoric drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.Please note that we offer you two different versions: one is the whole film in low resolution and the other is a high-definition excerpt, which includes most of the prehistoric portion of the film. This is the whole film in low resolution.Weakhands (Robert... Topics: D.W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Wilfred Lucas, silent film, silent movie...
"Man's Genesis", A Psychological Comedy Founded on Darwin's Theory of the Genesis of Man, is a short prehistoric drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.Please note that we offer you two different versions: one is the whole film in low resolution and the other is a high-definition excerpt, which includes most of the prehistoric portion of the film. This is the high-definition excerpt.Weakhands (Robert... Topics: D.W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Wilfred Lucas, silent film, silent movie...
"Max Wants a Divorce" is a short comedy starring Max Linder and Martha Mansfield, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. It was her second film ever, and her second of three films with Max Linder for Essanay Studios. Martha and Max are just married when he gets a letter from his lawyer notifying him that he will receive a 3 million dollar inheritance if he is not married. As anyone would do, Max starts concocting a plan to keep both the money and his wife Martha. His idea is to cause a... Topics: Max Linder, Martha Mansfield, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old movies,...
"Money Mad" is a short crime drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Florence Lawrence and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame. Arthur Johnson has a small part as a bank teller.An old man obsessed with money steals a woman's wallet while posing as a beggar. He then decides to visit the bank and exchange the bills for coins. On his way back home he is followed by two thugs, who break into his apartment and steal the money. These two are unhappy with... Topics: D.W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, Florence Lawrence, Arthur Johnson, Biograph Company, silent film,...
Silent comedy legends Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Mabel Normand at the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair Panama-Pacific Exposition. The theme of the expo was the newly built Panama Canal, and it also focused on San Francisco's newly rebuilt infrastructure following the earthquake of 1906. IMDb entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0005675/ ( 1 reviews ) Topics: silent, documentary, san francisco, fatty arbuckle, mabel normand
An all-star Keystone cast, featuring Mabel Normand, Mack Sennet, Fatty Arbuckle, Ford Sterling and the Keystone Kops. After a brief love affair, Mack rejects his maid Mabel. She moves on after a nasty altercation. He later discovers she has become a star on the silver screen. IMDb entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003104/ ( 1 reviews ) Topics: silent, slapstick, keystone, mabel normand
AKA "Fattys Spooning Days" After falling out, Mabel and her husband decide to go to the park to make up. While they are there they meet a couple in a similar situation. This 1915 Keystone comedy stars Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Mabel Normand. The print is not great and this copy lacks music. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, silent, comedy
A conjurer in Chinese garb jumps out of a box that's about two feet wide and six inches high. He conjures an assistant from the same box plus a young woman, who then disappears into the box. He continuously picks up the box and shows us the empty inside. Next, he removes many small boxes from the larger box, stacks them on top of each other after making a base row of six or seven. The stacked boxes (magic bricks) become a movie screen, revealing the image of a laughing child. The magician... Topics: GenX, Segundo de Chomón, Magician, Fantasy
Manhatta is a A portrait of New York by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand. The title cards show quotes from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". Listed as Public Domain by Wikipedia. "The film spans an imaginary day in the life of New York City, beginning with footage of Staten Island ferry commuters and culminating with the sun setting over the Hudson River. It has been described as the first avant-garde film made in America... It may be found elsewhewre on the... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: silents, New York, documentary
The picture opens with the interior of a cell in an insane asylum. The inmate, who imagines himself to be Napoleon the Great, is seated at a table dressed in the costume of that world renowned general. A keeper enters with a bowl of soup. "Napoleon" tastes the soup and then dashes the contents of the bowl into the keeper's face. A fierce fight follows with "Napoleon" getting the better of it until two more keepers rush in and the three beat him unmercifully and leave him... Topics: Short, Comedy
From IMDb: Society girl and thrill-seeker Lydia causes the death of a motorcycle policeman, and is prosecuted by her fiancé, Daniel, who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms, and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic. Stars: Thomas Meighan, Leatrice Joy, and Lois Wilson ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Tragedy, Crime, Drama
Pathe comedy by Max Linder. Premiered in Vienna June 14, 1912 and released in the US Dec. 20, 1912. "Max, who has sponged upon a wealthy uncle, is told by that worthy to marry one of the daughters of an old friend of his. Max goes down to the farm. At a family council, it is hastily decided that Max must be induced to marry the elder daughter. The daughter shrewdly foresees that Max is more likely to want to marry her younger sister, and she accordingly insists on the sister being... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1912, French, Farmer, Farm life, Maid
Pathe comedy written and directed by Max Linder. Premiered in Vienna on May 17, 1912. Released in the UK on June 8, 1912 "The guardian of Mamie, with whom Max is in love, wishes to make the girl his wife. Mamie, holding her guardian in mortal terror, insists upon Max concealing himself one day when the former obtrudes his presence upon them. Max obeys, and finding behind the hanging wardrobe a lady's long plush coat and hat, he dons both articles to make his escape. The disguise leads the... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1912, French
Cast: Max Linder, Marthe Mansfield [billed as: Martha Ulrich], Francine Larrimore, Mathilde Comont. Produced by Essanay, the film premiered at "The Strand" (New York) on March 18, 1917. Max is forced to choose between losing his newly wedded wife and a fortune. He hits upon a brilliant scheme: He will give his wife grounds for a divorce, secure the money and then make his ex-wife Mrs. Linder again. He goes through any amount of trouble in helping her to get the necessary evidence,... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Essanay, 1917, French, Divorce
Pathe comedy with Max Linder, Jacques Vandenne The story tells of two sons and a father, all of whom are paying separate and clandestine attentions to the same girl. They arrive one after the other, and are secreted in various parts of the room, where they remain until all three suddenly peep out together. The final scene, where the elderly papa is enjoining a discreet silence upon his son, is, perhaps the best thing of the kind Messrs. Pathe have yet done. (The Bioscope, Oct. 21, 1909) Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1909, French
From "Keeping Up with the Joneses" 1915 Black and white Animation Silent with music bed "From a series begun in September 1915 based on the Keeping Up with the Joneses newspaper comic by "Pop" Momand. The films begin with "out of the inkwell" drawings of the sort seen in Winsor McCay films and later elaborated by Max Fleischer. Like other comic strips and animated films of the era, notably Bringing Up Father (published from 1912; filmed 1916-18), Keeping Up... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Silent film, Animation, Harry S. Palmer
Fritz Lang's silent sci-fi classic. NOTE: this was transferred from a vhs copy. The print that this was taken from was well-worn and quite faded in many scenes. Shows the importance of film preservation. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Lang, sci-fi, feature films
Spinster Lulu Bett lives with her sister, Diana, and is a servant in Diana's household. Diana's brother-in-law, Ninian, visits, and smitten with Lulu, arranges a dinner party in her honor. At the party Ninian jokingly proposes marriage to Lulu, and recites the wedding ceremony, which Diana's husband, a justice of the peace, realizes is binding. Lulu lives with Ninian until she discovers he is already married. She goes back to her sister's home where she is treated poorly. Lulu has had enough of... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Drama
This originally silent film marked the introduction of the all new 1928 Model A. 23 minutes in length. This film shows many inner workings of the car and includes scenes of various road tests. A musical soundtrack has been added. All music in this presentation comes from the public domain. Please visit www.orlandomodelas.com for more information about the Model A. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: modela ford, henry ford, automobiles
Mother, 1926, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. This is a great silent film from the early days of Russian communism. It is the story of one mothers personal revolution against the Tsar and has one of the moist rousing ending in movie history. YTou will want to rise up yourself. Topics: Pudovkin, communism, Russia
'Mud and Sand' is a satire on the Rudolph Valentino Classic Blood and Sand.. Stan Laurel plays the Bullfighter (Rubharb Vaseline) who wants to make it to the top and win back the girl. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Comedy, Stan Laurel
When a large Irish woman falsely accuses Buster of breaking a window he is hauled before a Polish judge who speaks no English and assumes they are there to be married. She takes her new husband home to meet her four gorilla-like brothers. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton, my wife's relations